Call of Duty: Warzone’s Nukes Are Launching Early – But They Don’t Really Work Yet
Nuclear missiles have been spotted in Call of Duty: Warzone’s Verdansk map, but despite landing on target the warheads are doing nothing at all to the world.
As spotted and captured by ModernWarzone on Twitter (and seen by myself in a recent game of Warzone), nuclear missiles can be seen soaring across the skies. But when they fall and strike the ground, there’s no catastrophic explosion or damage inflicted. At least, not yet.
The best size reference you’ll get for the missiles flying over Verdansk pic.twitter.com/UgLYM6Ejtb
— ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) April 6, 2021
These missiles tie into the rumoured Warzone nuke event, which fans believe will occur around April 21/22, when the current season of Warzone is due to conclude. Through in-game hints and leaks, fans have concluded that the Verdansk map – which has now been in service for over a year – will be struck by nuclear missiles and transformed into a new landscape that will tie into the 1980s theme of the current mainline Call of Duty game, Black Ops Cold War. These new nuclear missiles, presumably added to the game as a tease (or a little too early), suggest that the explosive event is real and on the horizon.
Call of Duty publisher Activision has not officially announced the ‘nuke event’ or the transition of Warzone from the Modern Warfare-era Verdansk to whatever the next map may be. However, the company’s recent DMCA takedown action on a website that covered the leak of the new map suggests that those leaks were legitimate.
Before Verdansk seemingly disappears for good, be sure to check out the map’s top 10 roofs. They make great sniper nests, and may be obliterated by nuclear fire in the coming weeks.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.